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Calif. judge rules for anti-LGBTQ+ baker in wedding-cake case
2022-10-24

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In California, a judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs, according to a U.S. News & World Report item.

The state Department of Fair Housing and Employment had sued Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, arguing owner Cathy Miller intentionally discriminated against the couple in violation of California's Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Miller's attorneys argued her right to free speech and free expression of religion superseded the argument that she violated the anti-bias law.

The couple, Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio, said they expect an appeal. "Of course, we're disappointed, but not surprised," Eileen told the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. "We anticipate that our appeal will have a different result."

The decision comes as a Colorado baker is challenging a ruling that he violated that state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender transition.


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